Definition of commendable in English:

commendable

adjective

  • Deserving praise.

    ‘he showed commendable restraint’
    • ‘They went about their task with commendable commitment, skill and enthusiasm.’
    • ‘Many large corporates have taken commendable steps to improve workplace posture and healthcare.’
    • ‘This is very commendable and those people have, I am sure, the silent thanks of the general public.’
    • ‘Steve Sterling did a commendable job in his first year at the helm on Long Island.’
    • ‘There is a great interest in the swimming competition, which is highly commendable.’
    • ‘I think that is very commendable and that is not an issue in doubt.’
    • ‘This is very commendable as far as standards and professionalism are concerned.’
    • ‘Bringing cheer to the faces of the underprivileged is always a commendable job.’
    • ‘Still, he always does a commendable job of putting a lot of good facts together in a small space.’
    • ‘I see it as commendable effort especially when the last time I ran was like in 2002.’
    • ‘Given just a couple hours to tell a tale I think all in all the folks involved did a commendable job.’
    • ‘She had been in ill health for sometime but had borne her sickness with commendable courage and a serene nature.’
    • ‘The other members of the cast do commendable work with far less compelling roles.’
    • ‘The solar system model was commendable and the visitors were amazed by the creativity of the children.’
    • ‘This is indeed a very commendable idea on which all religious groups must take appropriate action.’
    • ‘It is especially commendable that he has made so many characters come to life in verse.’
    • ‘I think it's very commendable when young people want to live in a village, but they are being discriminated against.’
    • ‘Make your own judgements, but I'll just mention a couple of commendable additions.’
    • ‘As a president with a great sense of public relations, he may be commendable, and so are his ministers.’
    • ‘She finds it difficult, but there are very commendable qualities with her.’
    admirable, praiseworthy, laudable, estimable, meritorious, creditable, exemplary, exceptional, noteworthy, notable, honourable, worthy, deserving, respectable, sterling, fine, excellent
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Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin commendabilis, from commendare (see commend).

Pronunciation

commendable

/kəˈmɛndəb(ə)l/